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Statement by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a joint news conference with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raúl Morales, Guatemala, March 26, 2015

    
 
 

Thank you very much, my dear colleague and friend.

I am very pleased to be in Guatemala again. This is a special city for the people of Russia. It was here that the International Olympic Committee announced its decision in 2007 to hold the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. This decision and the Games have become yet another symbol of the friendship between our countries moving forward.

Our bilateral relations are on the upswing: we maintain a very good, trust-based political dialogue; we have bright prospects in trade, and investment is growing substantially. Last year Jorge Briz, president of the Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce visited Russia and met with our business community. These contacts should be continued because it is direct ties between the business communities of the two countries that create the best prospects.

We are encouraging contacts between our parliaments. This year a delegation of the Federation Council will visit Guatemala. We are also interested in developing cultural contacts and are looking forward to the visit of the Rector of San Carlos University to Russia.  Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement for the press at a joint news conference following talks with President of the Republic of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega, Managua, March 25, 2015

    
 
 

Thank you, Comandante,

We would like to thank our Nicaraguan friends for their traditional hospitality. I paid a visit to your country last year. Positive changes that have taken place since then can already be seen in the capital, reflecting the government’s efforts to improve the socioeconomic situation and the quality of life.

This is important to us, since Nicaragua is Russia’s close friend and ally. We are interested in the improvement of the quality of life in the country, which is actually happening. This is also important for our bilateral relations. By fostering economic and social development in our two countries we create new opportunities for implementing major mutually beneficial projects. These qualitative shifts can already be seen in the operations of the Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation, which approved a number of new, interesting projects during its December 2014 meeting last year, including on the establishment of joint ventures. We are committed to facilitating direct contacts between entrepreneurs of Russia and Nicaragua. Russia will be happy to welcome the Nicaraguan business delegation at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum this summer.  Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement for the press at a joint news conference following talks with Foreign Minister of Colombia María Ángela Holguín, Bogota, March 24, 2015

    
 
 

Madam Minister,

I’d like to thank you once again for your traditional hospitality and the warm atmosphere at our meetings and talks. We are grateful to President Juan Manuel Santos and to you for the highly constructive talks.

I’d like to begin this statement with an expression of our condolences on the death of Colombian citizens during a recent terrorist attack in Tunisia and the crash of a German plane.

During our talks today, we have reaffirmed the mutual striving of Colombia and Russia to deepen our relations, which began 80 years ago, if we count from the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries.

The focus on strengthening all-round cooperation was reaffirmed at a meeting between our Presidents in Brazil in July 2014. We have stated at our talks today that we have intensified our political dialogue and also efforts to find additional reserves for strengthening our trade and investment ties, acting in accordance with the agreements reached in 2014.   Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 27.03.2015 
 Statement of the President of the HRC on the Seventieth Anniversary of the End of the Second World War
 
 
 27.03.2015 
 Press release on First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov’s meeting with US experts
 
 
 27.03.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on the Republic of Angola’s ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
 
 
 27.03.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Foreign Minister of Honduras Arturo Gerardo Corrales Alvarez
 
 
 27.03.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman
 
 
 27.03.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with his Salvadoran counterpart Hugo Martinez Bonilla
 
 
 27.03.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Guatemala
 
 
 27.03.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with his SICA member states’ counterparts
 
 
 26.03.2015 
 Joint Statement of the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Central American Integration System
 
 
 26.03.2015 
 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's opening remarks prior to a meeting with President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala, March 26, 2015
 
 
 26.03.2015 
 Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich, March 26, 2015
 
 
 26.03.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on including Aliaskhab Kebekov, the leader of the Caucasus Emirate international terrorist organization, in the UN Security Council Committee’s sanctions list
 
 
 26.03.2015 
 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sends a message of greetings to the participants and guests of the Sixth Northern Dimension Forum
 
 
 26.03.2015 
 Comment by the Foreign Ministry on the situation in Yemen
 
 
 26.03.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to the Republic of Nicaragua
 
 
 26.03.2015 
 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks before his meeting with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Managua, March 25, 2015
 
 
 25.03.2015 
 Reply by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to a media question on the reaction in Copenhagen to the article by Russian Ambassador to Denmark Mikhail Vanin published by Jyllands-Posten newspaper
 
 
 25.03.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on car accident in Egypt
 
 
 25.03.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on the use of US nuclear fuel at Ukrainian power plants
 
 
 25.03.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's meeting with his counterparts from the member-countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
 
 
 25.03.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Cuba
 
 
 25.03.2015 
 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answer to a reporter’s question following his visit to Havana, Cuba, March 24, 2015
 
 
 24.03.2015 
 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks before talks with the Cuban Vice-President of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Havana, March 24, 2015
 
 
 24.03.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department in connection with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Guatemala
 
 
 24.03.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s upcoming visit to Nicaragua
 
 
 24.03.2015 
 Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich’s response to a media question about NATO’s “joint nuclear missions”
 
 
 24.03.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on the election results in the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia within the Republic of Moldova
 
 
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